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Re: Wired Ethernet Connection at Hotel



RICHARD wrote:
> I'm using FC4 on a Dell Inspiron 2200 and connecting through the wired
> ethernet port. I connect all the time through this port at work and also
> connect wirelessly without problem. When I try to connect using the wired
> ethernet port using eth0 at a hotel using the gui interface, it connects
> sort of but I cannot view web pages or do much. I can see that I'm
> assigned an ip (I'm using dhcp) and I can guess at the gateway ip and the
> dns ip. If I create a route to the gateway (either using the route command
> or using the network gui) and enter the dns ip, I can then surf web pages,
> use ssh, etc. The only problem is I have to re-activate the connection
> frequently.
> 
> Any idea on why using dhcp doesn't work more automatically and more
> easily and why I keep losing the connection? I've run into this problem
> before with this laptop at other hotels that used wired ethernet. Wireless
> dhcp works as expected.
> 
> 
> Rick B.
> 
Dumb question - is the hotel using some type of proxy server? I only
have limited experience with this, but I remember being required to
fill out some information on a local web page before being able to
access the Internet. Then again, this was before they started
offering free Internet access.

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!


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